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  • The Wrong Lessons from China

    When President Xi Jinping of China visits Mar-a-Lago this week, it might not surprise him to learn that his host’s advisors see China and its environmental problems as a cautionary tale. He may be puzzled by their reasoning, though. Backing up a week, the night before Donald Trump joined EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt and other

  • Regulation Works: How science, advocacy and good regulations combined to force a massive reduction in power plant pollution and public health impacts

    In 1996, Clean Air Task Force was founded to launch an effort to clean up emissions from coal-fired power plants.  Our primary goal was to massively slash their emissions of mercury, sulfur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen oxides (NOx) and carbon dioxide (CO2).  So CATF’s first step was to document the impacts of power plant pollution through […]

  • New Rules for Gas: Good Policy, Delayed

    Last week, EPA announced New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for the oil and natural gas industry. These new rules are an important and long-awaited step towards better control of the air pollution emitted by this rapidly expanding sector. Notably, the standards include the first federal air pollution regulations for hydraulically fractured (fracked) natural gas wells. […]